Shear resistance of elliptical hollow sections

L. Gardner, Tak Ming Chan, C. Ramos

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Abstract

Following the introduction of hot-rolled elliptical hollow sections to the construction industry, recent research has been performed to develop supporting structural design guidance. This paper focuses on shear resistance. Twenty four shear tests were performed on hot-rolled steel elliptical hollow section members. The shear tests were arranged in a three-point bending configuration with span-to-depth ratios ranging from 1 to 8. This enabled the study of cross-section resistance in shear and the interaction between shear and bending. Measurements were taken of cross-section geometry, local and global initial geometric imperfections and material properties in tension. Key test results and sample load-deformation histories are presented. These results have been used to verify proposed design expressions for shear resistance and resistance under combined shear and bending.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, ICSCS07 - Steel and Composite Structures
Pages145-150
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, ICSCS07 - Steel and Composite Structures - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jul 20071 Aug 2007

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, ICSCS07 - Steel and Composite Structures
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period30/07/071/08/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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